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Social Trust and the Management of Risk

Edited By: George Cvetkovich and Ragnar E Lofstedt

256 pages, Tabs


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #100899 | ISBN: 1853836044
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Experts from both sides of the Atlantic explore the importance for trust of various factors, from individual perceptions to organisational systems, and analyse the nature and levels of trust in todays world.


Social trust - introduction, George Cvetkovich and Ragnar E. Lofstedt; social trust and culture in risk management, Timothy C.Earle; risk, trust and democratic theory, Kasperson, Roger E., Dominic Golding, Jeanne X. Kasperson; perceived risk, trust and democracy, Paul Slovic; the attribution of social trust, George Cvetovich; institutional trust and confidence, Daniel Metlay; trust and public participation in risk policy issues; Judith A. Bradbury, Kristi M. Branch, Will Focht; social trust, risk management and culture, Rajeev Gowda; who calls the shots? Ann Bostrom; environmental regulation in the UK, Tom Horlick Jones and Ragnar E. Lofstedt; trust in complex hazard management systems, B. Johnson; perception of competence and risk, Lennart Sjoberg; social trust in hazard management, George Cvetkovich and Ragnar E. Lofstedt.

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George Cvetkovich is a social and environmental psychologist who teaches at Western Washington University. He is director of the Western Institute for Social and Organizational Research. Ragnar E Li? fstedt is reader in social geography at the centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Risk Research and on the editorial board of Risk Analysis.

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